A popular Vietnamese sandwich, banh mi features bold Asian flavors balanced with the fresh taste of herbs and greens mixed in. You will love how easy it is to create a banh mi sandwich, almost as much as you will love the great flavors.
To create a banh mi sandwich, you can use beef, pork, or chicken for your protein. If you wanted to make this sandwich vegetarian or vegan-friendly, you could use tofu as well. For this particular recipe, we are using a piece of sirloin beef.
An Asian marinade of garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, and a little sugar is whisked together then poured over the beef. The beef is left to marinate in this sauce for about half an hour before the beef is cooked over the grill.
The beef is then nestled inside a French baguette and topped with lettuce, shredded carrot, fresh cilantro, and onions or shallots. For some extra heat, you can also add in jalapeno slices.
This sandwich is best served right after it’s been prepared, but if you wanted to make it ahead, you can prep and cut your veggies and store them separately from your grilled beef. Then, the day you want to enjoy the sandwich, you can simply assemble all the pieces together.